Honda CBR300R – an entry-level motorcycle with sportbike looks. Good for younger guys and girls willing to join the moto community. Also, a great second or even third bike for riding to work and simply commuting.
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Honda CBR300R Specs
- Displacement: 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
- Power: 30.4 hp @ 8500 rpm
- Valves: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
- Piston bore and stroke: 76mm x 63mm
- Compression ratio: 10.7:1
- Fuel Consumption: 71 MPG (US) / 3.3L/100Km
- Front Suspension: 37mm fork; 118mm of travel
- Rear Suspension: Single shock with adjustable spring-preload; 103mm of travel
- Front Tire: 110/70-17
- Rear Tire: 140/70-17
- Seat height: 780 mm
- Wet weight: 165 kg
- Transmission: 6-speed manual
- Final Drive: 520 Chain; 14T/36T
CBR300R Dynamics, Top Speed, Handling
CBR300R comes equipped with a 1-cylinder 286 cc engine. Basically, it is half of the Honda CB500 engine. Being a 30 horsepower bike, CBR300R has almost no power below 3000 rpm, however, it feels much peppier above 3k and up to redline at 10800 RPM.
The gearbox is relatively short and gear ratios are close to each other. This means a lot of shifting in the city traffic. It takes 6.5 seconds for CBR300R to accelerate 0 to 60 mph. It needs to be mentioned that acceleration is influenced by the rider weight though.
The top speed is around 95-100 mph, again this greatly depends on rider weight, wind speed, possible road incline. CBR300R will cruise comfortably at 60-75 mph all day long without any stress to the engine. Check out CBR300R bigger brothers – CB500 bike range.
CBR300R is a great bike to learn riding basics including countersteering and correct braking techniques. It has enough power to be used in the city or riding with your friends on the weekends. The beautiful part about CBR300R that you don’t have to sell it when you outgrow it. This bike can be kept in the garage as a second bike to be used as a commute to work on sunny days due to low ownership and running costs. Despite having just 30 horsepower CBR300R is fun to ride. Compared to a 125cc engine, CBR300R has plenty of power and feels like a real bike, which it is. Power is plentiful for a comfortable city riding. It does not matter how experienced rider you are. Joy and fun comes from inside, bike is just an instrument.
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